UKMW prompts 2nd British media correction to false Amnesty claim on “settler-only roads”

Following our tweet, we contacted Daily Mail editors, who similarly amended the quote to remove the "settlers-only" roads claim.

Last week, we posted about a correction we prompted at The Telegraph to an article about Prince William’s upcoming trip to the region.  The piece, in contextualising criticism about William’s visit, included a quote from Amnesty International falsely suggested the existence of “settler only” roads in the West Bank.

Here’s the original quote:

As we noted in our post, there have never been “Jewish-only” or “settler-only” roads anywhere in the West Bank (or, of course, anywhere in Israel).  Following our communication with the Telegraph journalist, the quote was amended to remove the part about “settler-only” roads.

Later that same day, we noticed the same Amnesty quote used in a June 12th article at the Daily Mail on Prince William’s Mid-East trip. 

Following our tweet, we contacted Daily Mail editors, who similarly amended the quote to remove the “settlers-only” roads claim.

Here’s the new sentence:

We also noticed the same Amnesty quote in a Guardian article from late May and contacted Guardian editors, but haven’t yet received a reply.

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